640 members of the Arundel & Littlehampton Scout District, including 76 members of 1st Barnham, paraded through Arundel and up to the Cathedral for the annual St George’s Day celebration on Sunday 23rd April 2017. The parade was led by the District Scout Band and the District standards.
This year 1st East Preston had the task of organising the service for members, invited Mayors, Chairmen and Councillors together with past leaders and “friends” of the Scout District. During the service members of Scouting past and present renewed their Scouting Promise. The service was conducted jointly between Bishop Richard Moth, Canon Tim Madeley of the Cathedral and Rev.
After the service, District Commissioner, Mark Hewson, took the salute as the whole District marched past. Following the parade a leader’s afternoon tea was held at the Arundel Football Club which was organised by 1st East Preston Scout Group.
Today we received two donations; £379.43 from DM Thomas Foundation for Young People and £209.53 from the Hilton Avisford Park Community Fund.
A big thank you from us all.
These donations, together with other donations recently received and a grant application we are waiting to hear the outcome of will be used to replace our six Vango tents ready for use by the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts this summer.
23 Beavers from Barnham and Walberton joined 250 other beavers for a fun pack day exploring the Museum. They made wooden woggles, put up a tent, had a go at printing, went on a nature walk and much more. Everyone enjoyed all the activities but the Beavers said the train and bus ride were the best!
Thank you to everyone that attended our Pinewood Derby & AGM.
Congratulation to those Beavers, Cubs & Scout who won either the ‘Best Design’ or ‘Fastest Car’ competition. There were lost of great designs; take a look at the event album to see them in action!
Our thanks to those volunteers standing down, continuing and joining the Group Executive Committee. Key roles confirmed today:
Mark Guy – Group Scout Leader
Nicky Pouler – Group Chairman
Kirsti Longland – Group Secretary
Marilou Elphinstone – Group Treasurer
This year, we thought we’d try and be more environmentally friendly so only a limited number of printed documents will be available at our AGM on Saturday 18th June 2016. Please find below the two key documents, our Annual Report and Annual Accounts, for your review prior to the meeting.